Coho Worship

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Aye, it was a cold, snowy, wet day but a great group of about 45 hearty souls showed up to welcome and cheer the the returning coho and see the old year out and usher the new year in. Writers, loggers, educators, scientists, students……, it was a meeting of old fiends and new. About five […]

Bumper Year for ‘Shrooms

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In the forests every year has its unique characteristics – big floods, strong winds, really dry….. . One characteristic that has made 2010 remarkable has been the large number and variety of fungi in the forests. As you can see, Pam gets excited about the chanterelles. She has tested the maxim that “one cannot live […]

Forest Grove Community School Students Continue Creek Research

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“Team Kestrel” and teacher Charlie Graham of the Forest Grove Community School continue to be the most committed and focused of the school-based research teams working in the woods. Braving some seriously cold and wet weather, they completed their annual, 2 part, “check up” of creek health this Fall. Perhaps the best lessons learned were […]

Hyla Woods News – Thanksgiving 2010

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Hyla Woods News – November 2010: Piles of leaves, cold rain, rising creeks, and shrinking daylight remind us that the coho are headed upstream and it’s about time to share some news and deliver some invitations. The ways in which so many of you have been directly involved with the forests during the past year […]

The Salmon are Back!

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The Salmon are Back! Following several years of discouragingly low numbers of coho returning to Lousignont Creek, we are thrilled to see a solid return of large, bright fish this winter. On Nov. 20th the Hayes clan watched 20 fish in the 1/4 mile upstream of the bridge, and this afternoon re saw about ten […]

Seattle Waldorf Returns

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Seattle Waldorf School Hyla Woods Forestry Experience Fall 2010 By Raizel Burstein-Frame We, the tenth grade class of the Seattle Waldorf High School spent the week of October 4-8th at Hyla Woods in Timber Oregon. I readily admit that I had my fair share of trepidations. Last year, the tenth grade at our school also […]

Rain Makers in the Rain Forest

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For the week of May 17 – 21, the brave 10th graders from the Seattle Waldorf High School returned to the Timber Forest for a week of living, working,and study. Keeping true to the class’ tradition of always bringing rain with them, they had a wet week – just as they did in the Fall. […]

For the Birds

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The annual three rounds of bird counts have gotten off to a good start. After three years of monitoring in the Manning Forest, we have shifted to the Timber Forest. On a cold, clear, and crisp May 13th morning, Steve Engel, Char Corkran, and Pam completed the first count. The numbers of birds were high […]

Community School Spring Monitoring

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Two classes of reliable citizen scientists from the Forest Grove Community School recently completed their Spring round of creek health monitoring. The trip had the added twist of exploring the questions of “how are the main creek and the Cabin Creek tributary the same and how are they different?”. Applying skills, knowledge, and habits developed […]

Beavers- Friends or Foe?

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How should we best live with the many beavers that call Lousignont Creek in the Timber Forest home? On the one hand their tree falling and dam building add to the health of the creek and forest, while on the otherhand their habit of wandering far beyond their riparian corridor to girdle trees that we […]